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AAA AnthroGuide

The AnthroGuide is the most comprehensive and highly used reference source in anthropology, providing information about your department or program to a wide audience. This resource is used by agencies and researchers to identify anthropologists with particular research backgrounds and specialty, by professionals seeking to locate colleagues, and by students to select schools.
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The searchable online version of the AnthroGuide, gives access to more than 800 academic departments; museums; government agencies; nonprofits, NGOs, and foundations; research and consulting firms.
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Department Surveys

Since 2013 the American Anthropological Association has conducted anonymous online departmental surveys to gather data on colleges and university anthropology programs. In each iteration of the survey five primary areas were covered: student achievement, alumni outreach, faculty composition, and program structure and support.

The 2013 and 2016 survey datasets are available for free download on Anthropology Information Central.

Departments that participated in the 2019 survey can access the dataset for free by contacting Daniel Ginsberg, Director of Education, Research, and Professional Development, at dginsberg@americananthro.org.

Other interested parties can purchase the 2019 dataset.

Careers in Anthropology Videos

Discovering the bow of a ship underneath the World Trade Center, helping corporations understand how people's identities show up in technology – or a think tank looking at social relationships in the workplace, working with gangs in East LA, a death investigator helping police solve crimes – it seems anthropology is everywhere these days. And that’s no coincidence because anthropologists ARE everywhere these days, studying the biological, cultural, linguistic, and archaeological aspects of what it means to be human.

The American Anthropological Association has created a video series to showcase who we are, what we do, and how we add value to society. Join us as we explore the Captivating and Curious Careers of Anthropology.

Evaluation & Assessment Tools

AAA Guidelines for Evaluating Scholarship in the Realm of Practicing, Applied, and Public Interest Anthropology for Academic Promotion and Tenure

AAA Resource Panel for External Tenure and Promotion Review and External Program Review

Promoting Applied Scholarship for Tenure and Promotion
Consortium of Practicing and Applied Anthropology Programs (COPAA)

Cultural Anthropology Assessment Plan
Duke University

Opening Doors to Faculty Involvement in Assessment
National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment

Undergraduate Programs:
- Senior Survey
- Alumni Survey
Graduate Programs:
- Faculty and Peer Mentor Evaluations of Scholarly Achievement
- Completion of Academic "Milestones"
- Monitoring Professional Career Trajectories After Advanced-Degree Completion
The University of Arizona

Step-by-step guides and how-to materials
University of Hawaii at Manoa



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